On March 14 we lost Al Rosen, who played 10 years for the Cleveland Indians and was a member of their 1948 championship team. He also was the 1953 MVP, with a .336 batting avg, 43 home runs and 145 RBI. He was four points shy of winning the batting title that year or he would have won the Triple Crown. After playing 10 years he retired due to back and leg injuries at the age of 32. Later he would serve as President and CEO of the Yankees, 78-79 and the Astros 1980- 85, then as general manager of the Giants from 85-92. So he had a very successful life as a player and executive in baseball. I do know he was instrumental in helping the Yankees in winning in 78, and for the hiring of some of the staff that would help the Yankees in the future. In the NCAA tournament that started earlier today there has already been some upsets and I know of one controversial call that gave UCLA a win over SMU. I am sure there are going to be more calls and games that will have people talking after this weekend.
Friday March 20th
@ 7pm PST
(aka: Max Austin)
Steve Brewer is the author of more than 25 books, including the Bubba Mabry mysteries and the recent crime novels A BOX OF PANDORAS and LOST VEGAS.
The first Bubba book, LONELY STREET, was made into a 2009 Hollywood comedy starring Robert Patrick, Jay Mohr and Joe Mantegna.
In 2013, Random House imprint Alibi announced a three-book deal with Brewer. The trilogy, published under the pen name Max Austin, started in April 2014 with DUKE CITY SPLIT. DUKE CITY HIT came out in December 2014, and DUKE CITY DESPERADO is slated for June 2015.
Brewer teaches part-time in the Honors College at the University of New Mexico. He's taught classes at the Midwest Writers Workshop, SouthWest Writers and the Tony Hillerman Writers Seminar, and regularly speaks at mystery conventions. He was toastmaster at Left Coast Crime in Santa Fe, NM, in 2011.
He served two years on the national board of Mystery Writers of America and twice served as an Edgar Awards judge. He's also a member of International Thriller Writers and SouthWest Writers.
A graduate of the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Brewer worked as a daily journalist for 22 years, then wrote a weekly syndicated column for another decade. The columns produced the material for his humor book TROPHY HUSBAND.
More at www.stevebrewer.us.com and www.stevebrewer.blogspot.com.
BY STEVE BREWER
"Lonely Street," 1994, Pocket Books
"Baby Face," 1995, Pocket Books
"Witchy Woman," 1996, St. Martin's Press
"Shaky Ground," 1997, St. Martin's Press
"Dirty Pool," 1999, St. Martin's Press
"End Run," 2000, Intrigue Press
"Crazy Love," 2001, Intrigue Press
"Cheap Shot," 2002, Intrigue Press
"Trophy Husband," 2003, University of New Mexico Press
"Bullets," 2003, Intrigue Press
"Fool's Paradise," 2003, UNM Press
"Boost," 2004, Speck Press
"Sanity Clause," a novella, in "The Last Noel," 2004, Worldwide
"Bank Job," 2005, Intrigue Press
"Whipsaw," 2006, Intrigue Press
"Monkey Man," 2006, Intrigue Press
"Payoff," a short story in the anthology "Damn Near Dead," 2006, Busted Flush
"Cutthroat," 2007, Bleak House
"Limbo," a short story in the Mystery Writers of America anthology "Crimes by Moonlight," 2010, Berkley
"Firepower," 2010, Amazon/Smashwords
"1500 Rules for Successful Living," 2011, Amazon/Smashwords
"Calabama," 2011, Amazon/Smashwords
"The Big Wink," 2011, Amazon/Smashwords
"Lost Vegas," 2011, Amazon/Smashwords
"Surf City," a short story, 2011, West Coast Crime Wave
"Party Doll," a novella, 2012, Amazon/Smashwords
"A Box of Pandoras," 2012, Amazon/Smashwords
"Showdown," a short story, 2012, Amazon
"Found Money," a short story, 2012, Amazon
"Yvonne's Gone," a short story, 2012, Amazon
"Cemetery Plot," a short story, 2013, Amazon
Writing as Max Austin:
"Duke City Split," Random House/Alibi, 2014
"Duke City Hit," Random House/Alibi, 2014
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